The Founders Summit will take place in the renovated Paramount Theater on the Historic Downtown Mall, America’s longest pedestrian thoroughfare, filled with nightlife and cultural attractions.


Just two hours South of Washington, D.C. and with a regional airport, Amtrak rail service and Greyhound bus lines, travel to Charlottesville and Albemarle County is a snap.


Marriott Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown


315 West Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia
(888) 236-2427


This hotel is across the street from Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary grocery delivery, free internet, free hot breakfast, free on site parking, and a fitness center.


Omni Charlottesville


212 Ridge McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 971-5500


Adjacent to the Downtown Mall, the Omni Charlottesville Hotel blends the area’s unique history with modern luxury. Relax in guest room accommodations featuring contemporary comfort and a host of amenities. This luxury hotel, featuring a seven-story glassed-in atrium, is just 20 minutes from Charlottesville Airport.


Hyatt Place Charlottesville


2100 Bond St
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 995-5200


This Virginia hotel is located in the heart of Charlottesville and is within walking distance to restaurants, the theater and the Shops at Stonefield Town Center. Conveniently located near the University of Virginia and the Downtown Mall, the hotel is also less than ten miles from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.




The Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO), just eight miles from downtown, offers 50 daily non-stop flights to and from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Atlanta. For Summit participants, a free private shuttle will be available at peak arrival and departure times to bring you downtown.

Visitors can also fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside Washington, D.C., just over two hours away whether by car, bus or one of the shuttle services serving Albemarle County. Both airports are accessed via Route 29.



The area is also easy to reach by bus or rail, with Amtrak (CVS station) offering daily direct routes (Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Regional) to New York City’s Penn Station and Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The Amtrak and Greyhound stations are both conveniently located along the free trolley route across from the West Main shopping and dining district between the Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia. The Starlight Express downtown also offers daily bus travel between Charlottesville and NYC.


I-64 and U.S. Route 29 connect in the heart of Albemarle County, and by car, Charlottesville’s footprint is defined by a stretch of I-64 to the south and, to the north, by the upper bypass arcs of U.S. Routes 250 and 29.

Emmet Street (also US Rt. 29) serves as a major north/south path through the heart of city, roughly bisected by a corridor that begins as Ivy Road west of Emmet and becomes University Avenue east of Emmet, leading to West Main/Downtown.

You will not need a car for the Hometown Summit, but should you wish to bring one, parking is available at all three hotels listed above.

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